Wow – have I been a very bad blogger or what?! Not gonna lie – it was hard for me to adapt to change. My schedule has been all over the place and when I finally had any moments to relax I have chosen to do just that.
I have never lived outside of Minnesota and the move from Minneapolis to Denver through me off a bit. Anyone else have a difficult time adjusting to change? I for one welcome change as it helps you grow and become a better person yada yada. But it’s still tough. Adapting in a brand new environment and getting back on track does not happen over night for me though.
A few changes to consider:
The obvious would be the change in timezone. One hour really isn’t that much different. But still. I need to think about that when communicating with others. Sounds silly, but I’m used to Sunday NFL games at noon, 3ish and 7ish. Not even sure what I’ll do this fall ha!
I also had NO idea where to find my essentials! Where the heck is Target? Trader Joe’s? Where do I get a pedi? My car washed? And gosh darn I need a new dentist!
The first two weeks were brutal on my body. A combination of the altitude and dry air had my lungs on fire. Super sore throat, red eyes, body aches, chapped lips, dry skin – super fun! I am finally feeling more adapted to the surrounding environment and am thriving
My sleep schedule and routine were all out of wack. Between a crazy schedule, foreign bed, and panicking thoughts – my sleep was not the best. Did not help that my body was worn down. Vicious cycle I tell ya.
I have never worked in the “industry” but I took a job at a local restaurant/bar. My what a change! I happened to start during St. Patty’s weekend, which happens to be one of the craziest weekends of the year (and one of the craziest bars!) – in with a BANG I guess! Found myself overwhelmed and having panic attacks. What am I doing with my life?!
I came from a great corporate gig, good cash flow, and have my MBA. Ok deep breaths Christina – remember your purpose. Happiness means much more to me than money ever will. Yes – I love being comfortable and not worrying about money but never at the expense of my happiness level. And gosh darn the “industry” is kinda fun! Huge perk I have super awesome co-workers
Being offered a gig with a well-known fitness program really helped boost my morale. I missed the fitness community and motivating others. I now love the combination of my passion for fitness and breaking out of my comfort zone in the “industry”. Best of both worlds!
Can’t wait to see what my work future brings but I know it doesn’t involve a cubicle 😉
As soon as I got here I could not wait to explore. But I wasn’t really sure where to go ha! So I just went. I needed to find long, scenic running and biking trails – which was not tough to do at my location!
But I’ve had a hard time finding a pool that I like. Either too far away, too small, too crowded, or too expensive. Gosh I’m picky! Must be the Virgo in me
I have a little list of ones I haven’t tried yet so hoping to find my gem.
What was key for my training was to get on a set schedule and hold myself accountable. When I have a clear idea of what my training week looks like I can plan accordingly. There have been a few obstacles thrown at me (work schedule, crazy snowstorm, sore body, freezing rain) but no matter what – I still manage to get my workouts in.
My crutch. I have always been on top of my fitness goals but my nutrition continues to be my weakness. Growing up I was used to eating whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. I cannot do that anymore as a 30-something! Adds up people!
For about a year now I have really cracked down and focused on my nutrition. But the past few months had gotten away from me. Sigh.
I now feel back on track and more serious than ever to devoting myself to a healthy, fit lifestyle! Reach out if you’d like some ideas or inspiration – happy to help motivate and get YOU back on track too 😉
With all of the new changes this move has thrown at me, I’d say I’m doing a pretty good job (patting my back as I type – talent). I am leading a brand new life with a sense of purpose. It has not been easy for me to adapt to this new lifestyle but I can tell you it has been exciting. And OH – so totally worth it.
More to come and happy to be back!